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Revised September 13, 2018

Department: Manufacturing

Reports To: Tool & Die Supervisor 

Summary:  Responsible for constructing, repairing and maintaining machine tools and dies in conformance with their individual specifications for production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for repairing and maintaining machine tools and dies

  • Involved with operating a wire EDM machine

  • Responsible for constructing new tools and dies as needed

  • Involved with verifying conformance of machined or repaired dies to drawing specifications by checking dimensions, clearances and alignments

  • Trouble shooting die problems during production

  • Keep work area clean and clear of debris

  • Follow company’s safety policies and procedures

  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and adapts tonew things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences;  Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments;  Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Post-Secondary education in tool and die field or minimum 5yrs. experience as a tool and die maker

  • Knowledge of basic math, basic to intermediate computer knowledge and skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, supervisors and staff

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to adapt to changing work needs and expectations

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Hearing, speaking, seeing, walking, reading, writing, reaching with hands and arms to use hands and fingers to handle objects and operated equipment. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Working Conditions:

Manufacturing working environment.  Temperatures will range from 50 to 85 degrees.  The noise level is usually loud and ear protection may be required.

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